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Volunteer Firefighters

Being a volunteer Firefighter requires commitment, motivation, and an interest in serving your community. Do you have what it takes?

What do District of Hope Volunteer Firefighters do?

  • Attend and fight fires (structure, vehicle, wildland etc.)
  • Provide medical assistance
  • Respond to hazardous materials situations
  • Respond to motor vehicle incidents
  • Participate in community-service and public education events
  • And more

Are you:

  • Compassionate – we help people so we have to be caring, honest, and reliable individuals who have a strong desire for helping others
  • Committed – emergencies happen 24 hours per day, 365 days per year so you have to be willing and able to commit to responding to emergencies when you are able
  • Fit – good overall health is vital to being a Firefighter, this job is strenuous and it will test your physical and mental capabilities time and again

Can you commit to:

  • Weekly training, held on Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. A minimum attendance of 75% of the practice/training nights is expected annually 
  • Attending a minimum of 40% of the callouts on an annual basis

Do you have:

  • A Completed grade 12, or equivalent
  • A valid class 5 driver’s license with an acceptable driver’s abstract
  • The ability to successfully pass, and maintain, an RCMP Criminal and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Legal entitlement to work in Canada
  • Full-time residency in Hope

If you have the following, preferred qualifications, please be sure to highlight them on your application:

  • Class 1, 2, 3, or 4 driver’s licenses with or without an air brake endorsement
  • Post-secondary education or a technical or trades certificate
  • Advanced first aid training
  • Fire related coursework completed
  • Previous emergency response experience
  • An ability to respond to emergencies during the daytime

To apply, please fill out an application form. 

Completed application forms can be dropped off in person at the District of Hope’s Municipal Hall or can be emailed to


Next Recruitment Timeline:

• Application deadline – May 20, 2024

• Notifications/Interview/Offers – May 21-31, 2024

• Training begins – June 27, 2024

• Recruit Bootcamp - July 13 - 14, 2024


Josh Westcott
Deputy Fire Chief


Phone: 604-869-5671